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Syndicated TV Ratings Top 25: Charlie Sheen's 'Two and a Half Men' Still a Beast in Syndication

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February 15th, 2011

Things were back to normal for the week ending February 6 and Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Two and a Half Men and The Oprah Winfrey Show assumed their usual positions as the top four shows in the rankings.

Dr. Phil got a good start to February sweep, up 26% from the previous week to a 3.4 household rating, the biggest week to week gain of any talk show.  Oprah saw a week-to-week decline of 16%, but the prior week included the supercharged "secret sister" episode.   Oprah still stood far above the other talk shows and won the battle for daytime supremacy over Judge Judy.

Though Live! with Regis and Kelly didn't see much of an immediate bump when Regis announced this would be his last year on the show,  perhaps the announcement is adding fuel to ratings fire.  The 3.1 rating for the week ending February 6 was 'Live!'s" highest weekly average in over two years -- since the week of December 22-28, 2008.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending February 6, 2011:

Rank Program Dist Day HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 8.4 13,886
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 6.8 10,977
3 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.4 10,722
4 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 5.4 7,517
5 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.9 7,225
6 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.4 6,580
7 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 4.3 6,916
8 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.1 6,793
9 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.5 5,167
10 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 3.5 5,743
11 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.4 4,555
12 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT) WB ......S 3.3 5,505
13 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 3.1 4,160
14 MY WIFE AND KIDS (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.9 4,474
15 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.9 4,317
16 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 2.9 4,531
17 Criminal Minds-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 2.9 4,571
18 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.7 3,749
19 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.7 4,300
20 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.7 3,784
21 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.6 4,173
22 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 2.6 4,186
23 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.5 3,613
24 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.4 3,841
25 EVBDY LVS RAYMOND-WKD-SYN CTD ......S 2.3 3,613

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Why Aren't The Simpsons on This List?!

While The Simpsons repeats are available nationally its ratings are not counted in the weekly syndicated ratings because The Simpsons does not sell any national advertising in syndication.

Please note that the syndicated weekly results are delayed versus normal reporting.  While we get the broadcast and cable ratings for the prior Monday-Sunday period every Tuesday, there is an extra week of lag time with the syndicated ratings and these numbers are not for last week, but for the week before last.

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For syndicated shows which air on multiple days, the viewership shown is the average of all telecasts.

BUENA VISTA items are syndicated packages of old Disney movies.

DAD = Disney ABC Domestic Television, SPT= Sony Pictures Television, 2/T=Twentieth Television, ESP = ESPN, CTD = CBS Television Distribution.

AT = Additional Time/Telecasts, more than the typical number of episodes or time periods/week.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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